See the athletes and coaches chosen for this year's All-Scholastic team.
Wrestlers of the Year
Coaches of the Year
Wrestlers of the Year
Division 1: Jake Ferri, Shawsheen, junior
In his junior season, Ferri finished 51-0 en route to the Division 1 championship in the 106-pound class. Ferri, who also won the state title in 2015, won the All-State championship in 2016 after placing third the year before.
Division 2: Brandon DesFosses, Central Catholic, senior
After finishing his senior season with a 44-2 record, DesFosses defeated Nashoba’s Ronan Ball for the Division 2 state championship in the 152-pound class. A two-time state champion, he plans on attending Norwich University.
Division 3: Eric Reyes, Dedham, senior
Ending his high school career with a 44-0 season, Reyes claimed the Division 3 championship in the 170-pound weight class. He has won the state title in each of his four seasons. He finished his career with a 165-4 record.
Jay Carnevale, St. John’s Prep, senior
Carnevale prospered this season, racking up a 66-2 record with 43 pins. The All-State champ also claimed the Division 1 state championship in the 285-pound weight class. He ended his career with 158 wins.
Austin Cooley, Somerset Berkley, sophomore
Wrestling at 160 pounds, Cooley went 45-5 this winter and is 89-9 for his career. He won the Division 3 championship. The next week he advanced to the finals of the All-State tournament and he was eighth at New Englands.
Hunter Costa, St. John’s Prep, senior
Costa took a leap forward in 2016, capturing the Division 1 championship in the 138-pound class with a win over New Bedford’s Brandon Layton. Finishing with 206 career wins and 106 pins, He plans to attend Davidson College.
Christopher DeRosa, Billerica, junior
DeRosa recorded his second straight Division 1 state championship in the 120-pound weight class. Also the All-State champion at 120 pounds, the junior now holds a 141-10 career record for the Indians.
Joe Fusco, Shawsheen, senior
Finishing the season with a 49-3 record, Fusco won the Division 1 state championship in the 220-pound weight class. He was also named outstanding wrestler in the upper weights at the Mass. vocational state tournament.
Davey Goodall, Chelmsford, senior
Last year’s Division 1 state champion in the 152-pound class, Goodall repeated with a win over Haverhill’s Reece Millington. Also an avid fan of Mixed Martial Arts, he plans to attend Western New England University in the fall.
Matt Kelley, Foxboro, junior
Kelly won the Division 3 state championship in the 126-pound weight class. The junior also claimed his second consecutive Hockomock League MVP and placed third at New England regionals.
Kyle McQuaide, Chelmsford, senior
A two-year captain for the Lions, McQuaide claimed the Division 1 state championship in the 170-pound weight class. Finishing his career with a 52-5 record, he placed fifth in the New England regionals.
Griffin Murray, Chelmsford, senior
Murray won the Division 1 North and and All-State championships in the 132-pound class and had a 41-6 record. As a junior, Murray won the Division 1 state title in the 126-pound class. He is also a three-time champion in the Bay State Games.
Malik Settles, Lowell, senior
Settles claimed the Division 1 championship in the 182-pound class and placed second in the All-State championships. Settles, who was named team MVP, also won the Lowell Holiday Tournament title in the 182-pound class.
Josh Sokol, Hopkinton, senior
Sokol finished his career with a 140-25 record. Now a two-time All-Scholastic, Sokol has also won two Division 2 state championships, including a win in the 285-pound class over North Attleboro’s Brendan Sankey this year.
Cole Wyman, Brockton, sophomore
Wyman recorded 31 pins en route to a 48-3 record. He defeated Needham’s Brady Liss to win the Division 1 championship in the 113-pound class. Now with 60 career pins and a 98-13 record, Wyman’s potential continues to grow.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Bruce Rich, Chelmsford
A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Rich led the Lions to a 24-0 record, a Division 1 state title, and an All-State championship. Also a football coach, Rich has amassed 579 wins in his wrestling coaching career.
Division 2: Wayne Griffin, North Attleboro
Griffin has been coaching wrestling for 28 years. He led the Red Rocketeers to the Division 2 state title with a 24-1 overall record. ‘‘This year was a special opportunity to work with a great group of kids and parents,’’ said Griffin.
Division 3: Sean Chase, Wayland
Chase led the Warriors to a 21-0 record and a Division 3 state championship. Chase was recognized by the Mass. Coaches Associacion as the top wrestling coach in Division 3. His career record stands at 186-29-3.
Atlantic Coast — Marshfield: Jake Cincotta, Jacob Garcia, Jared Garcia, Mike Morrison, Dennis Regan, Neil Ryan. Nauset: Jake Colson, Wyatt Walker. Sandwich: Paul Cody, Nate Fistori, Bryon Hopkins, Matt Landry, Kevin Shea. Somerset Berkley: Ethan Bartley, Phil Chagnon, Austin Cooley, Jake Faria, JJ Nunes, Nate Pacheco, Mitch Prario.
Bay State — Braintree: Anders Klass. Dedham: JC Cleveland, Matt Dunn, Eric Reyes, Jason Sulinski. Framingham: Marlen Lamas, Pablo Ogato, Mike Ramos, Joe Tolson. Natick: Jacob Bastarache, Jeff Marsh, Tim Ranstrom, Ben Steenkamp, Jeremy Su, Kevin Thomas. Needham: Daniel Aksman, Lucas Goldman, Brady Liss, Ethan Okunas. Newton North: Mike Mariano, Kyle Randall. Walpole: Mike Shea, Tyler Splaine. Wellesley: Josh Cohen. Weymouth: Jake Leeper, Cam Sullivan.
Big Three — Brockton: Nick Dercolo, Jose Gomes, Caleb Lamarre, Devin Winn, Cole Wyman. Durfee: Andrew Fallon. New Bedford: Alex Andrade, Cody Costa, Jayleel Fernandes, AJ King, Brandon Layton, Brett Layton, Luis Lopez, David Watts.
Boston City — Quincy Upper: Jordan Correira, Dahir Hersi, Jahi James.
Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Devin Leggett, Zack Monzione, Max Whyman. Masconomet: Jack Darling, Dan Gregorio, Johnny Walker. Pentucket: Kalon Boston, Kyle Knox, Noah Malhi, Devin Young. Triton: John Boyle, Jared Durkin, John Falasca, Charlie Frauenfelder, Brody Johnson, Ramses Medrano, Alec Moffat. Georgetown: Ian Forgitano Ipswich: Carsten LaPlante.
Catholic Conference — St. John’s Prep: Jay Carnevale, Hunter Costa. Catholic Memorial: Chris Paltrineri, Sam Newcomb, Josh Bechen, Ryan Brown.
Commonwealth — Essex Tech: Jackson Leete, Nick Walker. Greater Lawrence: Christian Hernandez, Joshua Pastrana, Malib Pastrana, Christian Roman. Greater Lowell: Anthony Blatus, Zack Hamilton, Ron Rossetti, Brett Weisbach, Donald Wilson. Shawsheen: Jake Ferri, Matthew Finn, Vincent Foti, Joe Fusco, Anthony Godin, Christian Hoar, Cody Sughrue, Billy Tamboli. Whittier: Sal Fonzo, Gavin Henderson, Dan Madigan, Conrad Ortega, Sam Wallace.
Hockomock — Foxborough: Matt Kelley. Franklin: Jordan Carlucci, John Miller. King Philip: Anthony Fruci. Milford: Nick Johnson. North Attleborough: Jack Donahue, Colin Fiske, Mike Gould, Nick Gould, Brian Kelley, Matt Kelley, Nick Morrison, Matt Mullally, Brennan Sankey, Devin Spratt, Leo Thibeault. Oliver Ames: Luke Cullen. Sharon: David Ellis-Rech, Yosef Ellis-Rech, Tyler Jensen, Jason Powell, Luke Stillman. Stoughton: Devlin Carroll.
Mayflower — Bristol-Plymouth: Justin Kelleher, Nick Power, Joe Pupek, Harry Silva, Jake Stephanson, Matt Tran. Southeastern: Lee Kenan, Andrew Sullivan. Tri-County: Kevin Carlucci, Thomas Carlucci, Alex Fair, Rory Hernandez, Matt Hobson, Ben Holyoke, Ian McSweeney, Dominic Pizzelli, Joe Townsend.
Merrimack Valley — Billerica: Henri Behaeghel, Christopher DeRosa. Central Catholic: Carlos Cabrera, Brandon DesFosses, Tyler Glynn, Donovan Nolan, Joe Sanchez. Chelmsford: Ryan Cove, Davey Goodall, Phil Kimera, Kyle McQuaide, Griffin Murray, Joe Vecchione. Haverhill: Lucien Chretien, Reece Millington. Lawrence: Mike Hernandez. Lowell: Malik Settles. Methuen: Matt Cabezas, Darius Franklin, Travis Manick, Billy Wehring. North Andover: Jack Perry. Tewksbury: Broc Dokos, Dylan McAteer.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Tommy DeRosa, Joshua Lee, Tommy Lee, Kevin Nigro. Melrose: Mike Calvert, Colin Casey, Antonio DiFronzio, Pat Whelan. Wakefield: Jake Goodchild, Evan Gourville, Jack Spicer. Watertown: Alec Campbell, Alek Kebabjian, Farid Mawanda.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Reading: Trevor Morton. Winchester: Joe Christopher, Tyler Christopher, Joe Decaro, Ryan Errico, Anthony Fraumeni, Alex Graylin, Dion Kourafalos, Bryson McEachin, Walter Thilly. Woburn: Nick Camacho, Dan Haverty, Dan MacNeil, Dave MacNeil, Charles O’Connor.
Northeastern — Beverly: Amer Alshrafi, Mike Cirelli, Billy Cotzany, Christian Echevarria, Paul O'Fiesh, Nick Shairs, Jake Thomas, Nick Tripoli. Danvers: Jack Anderson, Colby Holland, Quintin Holland. Georgetown: Ian Forgitano Ipswich: , Carsten LaPlante. Gloucester: Andrew Amaral, Tommy Donahue, Devin Quinn. Swampscott: Stephen Hopkins. Peabody: Marcus Guiterrez, Aaron Sacca. Salem: Jordan Brock, Javier Robles. Saugus: Sean Herbert.
Patriot — Duxbury: Eddie Cawley, Jake Dickinson, Michael Gill, Nathan Ikeda, Carter Lewis. Hanover: Colin Boutin, Damien Galotti, Hunter Gillis, Danny Ryan. Hingham: Mike Botello, Dan Capodilupo, RJ Harrington, Ben Hirtle, Kyle Lewiecki, Joey Ryan, Tristan Williamson. North Quincy: Mac Deegan, Derek Huynh. Plymouth North: Sean Campbell. Plymouth South: Jeff Coste, Dan Ferguson, Jacob Stasiowski, Mike Sullivan, Mike Whyte. Quincy: Kreshnik Mullahi, Peter Orseno, Tariq Simmons. Scituate: Noah Bucher, Mark Gentile, Liam Healey. Silver Lake: Aidan Bertram, Jake MacDonald, David Pettingell. Whitman-Hanson: Joe Arico, Jake Filicichia, Mike McDonough, Nate Perkins, Luke Rogers.
South Shore — Carver: Andrew Bumpus, Skyler McSweeney, Ronnie Oliver. Cohasset: Sean Mavilia, Daniel Nolan, Mike Nolan, Luke O’Brien, Cole Sullivan, Dan Varney. Norwell: Kevin Nosiglia, Chris O’Brien. Randolph: Xavier Parker, Steven Phan, Anthony Truong. Rockland: Jim Fitzgerald, Alex Freeman, Brad Gasdia, John Goode, Adam Russo, Cameron Smith.
Tri-Valley — Holliston: Michael Crupi, Sam Goldberg, Jorge Hurtado, Rufus Koblenzer. Hopkinton: Wyatt Beach, Charlie Dumas, Lucas Kaminski, Ryan Mastroianni, Josh Sokol. Norton: Jake Burgess, Anthony Cardone, Aiden Kahn, Lucas Lavalle, Connor Merriott, Andy Murphy, Zach Scarpetti.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic wrestling team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Ricky Morin. Photos by Mark Lorenz.